- Developer Day - Code, Connect, Collaborate
In Partnership with AWS This is for developers to learn about the Freshdesk Marketplace, learn how to build apps and make revenue through them and also to hear talks from AWS about emerging topics. (Free Event. Plus we got pizzas and beer!) Hear about emerging technology, meet and network with the brightest of tech minds in Berlin. Collaborate with other developers to build apps on the Freshdesk Marketplace We feel this will be very relevant to your group. Looking forward to seeing you guys there. :) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freshdesk-developer-day-tickets-32286217947
- CM Tools
This time we will talk about Configuration Management Tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible and SaltStack. More details coming soon! Ansible is the easiest way to automate IT. It is Angentless & Masterless. Configuration is written in YAML Syntax. This talk will give a short intro into the Ansible basics and demonstrate a couple real-world demos. Robert Reiz is the creator of VersionEye & Geek2Geek. He is a Software Developer since 1998 and likes specially Ruby. SaltStack: Frederic will talk about different setups of salt as well as its core components. Furthermore he will demo common setups, that are easily reproducible (all of which are documented and will be accessible after the talk). I will end with an interesting project that havily utilizes salt's api. Frederic Branczyk: Applied computer science student currently working at SAP Research Karlsruhe and SAP Labs Palo Alto. Previous jobs included Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. and my own company, which didn't turn out to be very successful, but I learned a lot.
- NoSQL Ring Architecture
These time we will talk about NoSQL Ring Architecture. Famous implementations are Cassandra and Riak. We will have talks to both of them. And of course free Beer & Pizza ;-) Apache Cassandra is the de facto standard database for IoT services. It offers linear scalability for data velocity and volume, while providing fault tolerance of servers, racks and even data centres. Its wide-row storage engine model is perfect for time series data and the internet enterprise. This talk will cover these technical capabilities of Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise, followed by some interesting use-cases. Christian Johannsen is a Solutions Engineer at DataStax, covering the DACH region. Christian was an integration and automationspecialist in the virtualisation space and wanted to get more involved with the BigData scene. As an integration specialist he workeda lot with API´s and data exchange formats what now allows him to help customers integrate with Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Riak at Wooga. Wooga have several millions of users. It have different teams and none sysadmin. Each team builds from zero the backend, allowing us to try new technologies. We have being using riak for more than a year in several projects in production. This talk will cover our learnings with this NoSQL Database. Guillermo Álvarez. Born in Madrid, Spain he moved 3 years ago to Berlin where we start working at Wooga. He have more than 15 years of experience in CS. Even if his role during the last years have been a developer, right now is moving into project management, and product development.
- Centralized Logging
Time to come together again. This time we will talk about centralized logging. Specially about Graylog2 and the ELK stack. Graylog2 is a free and open source log analysis tool that allows you to perform searches, analyse the data, build dashboards and set alarms using the streams system. Typical use cases range from debugging platform problems & monitoring exception counts to displaying average pizza delivery time per state on a dashboard. In this talk I will go through the architecture of Graylog2, what you can do with it and how to get your data into it. Lennart Koopmann has started the Graylog2 (http://www.graylog2.org) project in 2010 and founded TORCH as a company behind it in 2012. A team of developers at TORCH is working on Graylog2 in full time since 2013. Lennart worked at Jimdo and XING before where he collected years of experience in developing and maintaining huge distributed systems and architectures. When not working on Graylog2 he is training for an Ironman triathlon with differing success. The ELK stack consists of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Together they are a solution for centralized aggregation and analytics of logs on a massive scale. At Linko, we have been early adopters of Elasticsearch and have recently added Logstash and Kibana as well. In this presentation we'll focus on explaining how we use it, how it all fits together, and run through a live demo. Jilles van Gurp is the lead architect at Linko Inc. http://linko.io (http://linko.io/), a startup that is focusing on revolutionizing the CRM business. Before Linko, Jilles had a startup (Localstream, acquired by Linko), was lead architect for Nokia's Places Registry (Here/Berlin), worked as a researcher in Nokia Research Finland, a release manager at GX Creative Online Development (NL), and got a Ph. D. for his thesis on software architecture in 2003
- Geek2Geek November - HTML + CSS + JS
- Geek2Geek in October
Unfortunately we have to skip the Geek2Geek event in October. We are very sorry for that. But currently we are very busy with product development and with fund raising. But there are anyway more MeetUps and conferences in October than usual. Awesome conferences like EuroClojure, GOTO, FridayAtSix and TechCrunch Disrubt. Read Roberts blog post about Geek2Geek here: http://robert-reiz.com/2013/10/21/geek2geek/ We will do a Geek2Geek MeetUp in November again. You are welcome to post ideas for the next topic here.
- Geeks! Let's meetup in September
We're pleased to announce that the speakers for our next Geek2Geek meetup are Ben Nuttall, and Samuel Carlisle. This time we will focus on "Hardware Hacks". Ben Nuttall: Ben (@ben_nuttall (https://twitter.com/ben_nuttall)) is a web & software developer in Manchester, UK, where he runs the monthly Manchester Raspberry Jam at local community hackspace MadLab and volunteers as an educator with CoderDojo. He is a free software advocate (http://bennuttall.com) and user group junkie who loves always learning more about programming. He has a degree in Mathematics and Computing and his other hobbies include kayaking and climbing. Ben will talk about Raspberry Jams. Raspberry Jams are user groups, hack days, talks, collaboration events, or whatever they want to become. People of all ages and all abilities come together to reincarnate the original home computing revolution. In July 2012, the first ever Raspberry Jam took place at Madlab in Manchester - the trend took off around the UK and soon to the rest of the world. Samuel Carlisle: Sam (@samthetechie (https://twitter.com/samthetechie)) is an electronic engineer, community organizer, civic media expert, and entrepreneur. He establishes technical infrastructure and social patterns that enable collaboration and participation, facilitates and inspires teams, and creates and promotes the use of civic media and disruptive technologies — from 3D printers to etherpads to apps for direct action. Sam is the co-founder Sukey.org (http://sukey.github.io/), a platform to keep demonstrators safe, mobile, and informed. He founded OccupyLSX tech, is a key contributor to Cryptoparty, and has been known to go all-in on initiatives like Hurricane Hackers. A longtime member of the London Hackspace, Sam repairs and hacks everything he owns, and helps others become empowered by and involved with maker culture. Sam will talk about "Read/write society and reverse engineering of objects". Thanks to Fashion For Home (http://www.fashionforhome.de/showroom), snacks and beer are available for free, while supplies last. We're looking forward to you! :)
- Geek2Geek: Welcome to round 2